Chilling video shows the moment a California man strode up to his ex while she worked at a car dealership and murdered her in broad daylight – before he was killed in a shootout with police.
Alonna Gallon, 24, was shot dead by Lamar Walker, also 24, on September 21 while she worked at the Toyota of Berkeley Certified Service Center in Berkeley.
The couple had separated but shared a seven-year-old son named King who was left orphaned by the horrific incident.
Video shows Walker, in a coral sweatshirt, walking up to the desk where Gallon is sitting at around 11.15am. He begins to speak to her and rests his left hand on the desk.
He fishes with his free hand in his pocket, reaching for the gun, which is where the video ends.
Surveillance video shows the moment Walker strides over to Gallon’s desk and begins to speak to her before reaching in his right pocket for a gun
The video jumps to show Walker cowering beneath the desk as he aims a revolver at police
A few minutes later he is shot dead by cops while crouching next to the body of his ex
Alonna Gallon, 24 (right) was shot and killed by Lamar Walker, also 24 (left) on September 21. The couple shared a seven-year-old son named King (center)
It jumps to show Walker cowering on the ground below the desk, pointing a silver revolver at a group of officers. Next to him lies Gallon’s dead body.
Walker slides forward, pointing the weapon while trying to shield the rest of his body. One officer near the front of the pack opens fire, showering him with bullets.
According to a statement from Lieutenant PIO Tya Modeste from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, five officers opened fire on Walker, with several rounds hitting him.
Police found Gallon dead on the ground next to him with a gunshot wound to her head.
Walker ‘may have attempted suicide before the arrival of law enforcement, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt,’ Modeste wrote.
She added: ‘Alonna Gallon’s death was a senseless act of violence. Our hearts go out to Ms. Gallon’s son and her family.’
Two other employees were in the building at the time of the shooting but were not injured. Gallon had been working at the dealership for three years before her death.
Her mother, Yuvonda, set up a GoFundMe for seven-year-old King, where she reminisced on the life of her late daughter.
Gallon and Walker were estranged at the time of the young mother’s death
Bullet holes litter the window at the Toyota of Berkeley Certified Service Center in Berkeley
Bodycam footage shows five police entering the building and opening fire on Walker, ultimately killing him
The small revolver used to kill Gallon was recovered at the scene
‘Alonna was tragically killed at her place of employment…by her child’s father after making a conscience (sic) decision to distance herself from him due to his reckless behaviors,’ she wrote.
‘Alonna tried to the best of her individual abilities to create a healthy coparenting relationship with King’s father but it unfortunately didn’t stop him from brutally taking her life.’
She described Gallon as a dedicated mother who ‘always put King’s needs before her own and dreamed of a life where she’d send her son off to college and support him through his transitioning stages of life.’
Money raised will go towards college expenses, therapy sessions, and ‘extended enrichment programs’ for the little boy’s favorite sports, football and baseball.
$54,471 have been raised, eclipsing the $50,000 goal.
The 24-year-old was described as a selfless mother who always put her son’s needs before her own
She had worked at the car dealership for three years at the time of her death
‘Alonna tried…to create a healthy coparenting relationship with King’s father but it unfortunately didn’t stop him from brutally taking her life,’ her mother wrote
A GoFundMe created in her son’s honor raised over $54,000, passing its $50,000 goal
Gallon’s relatives are struggling to come to terms with news of her death.
‘My heart is hurting,’ father Alonzo posted on Facebook.
Her brother, Lonte, wrote a succession of messages including one that read: ‘It’s safe to say I will never be the same again.’
He encouraged others to show appreciation to their loved ones every day, as ‘you never know when it’s going to be your last time seeing them.’